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Time Out Bar Awards 2020 shortlist: Best Beer Bar
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Time Out Bar Awards 2020 winner: Best Beer Bar

A local beer bar or pub with a well-curated beer selection and welcoming, knowledgeable staff

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Time Out Hong Kong
  • Bars and pubs
  • Craft beer pubs
  • Sheung Wan

A diamond among the tourist tat of Upper Lascar Row, Blue Supreme is Hong Kong’s classiest craft beer bar. The space is decorated with dark teal walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden furniture offset by green plants. When it comes to beer, the focus is on the wide range of funky, wild and live brews born out of Belgian traditions: farmhouse ales, saisons, spontaneously fermented lambics, sour brown ales and more. Owner Ted Lai really knows his stuff. Talk to him a bit, and he can help ease you into a style that suits your palate. Be sure to order something to eat, too – Blue Supreme pays equal care and attention to its food menu.


  • Bars and pubs
  • Pubs
  • Soho

The Globe is a proper local, headed up by the good old-fashioned publican and beer-encyclopedia Toby Cooper. With a dizzying and ever-changing selection of brews from Hong Kong and abroad, this is the beer institution of our city.

 Time Out Awards

2019Best Beer Bar 

  • Bars and pubs
  • Craft beer pubs
  • Central
  • price 2 of 4

65 Peel is all about showcasing the local craft beer scene, especially harder-to-find brews from Citibrew, Moonzen and more. In fact, you have to turn a good six pages through the menu before seeing anything brewed outside of the SAR. And the interior is just as important here. ‘Industrial chic’ is taken to the next level in a cavernous room where exposed concrete and beams set the tone for features like a bright neon sign, colourful murals and a few Bearbricks that serve as unofficial mascots. 

  • Restaurants
  • Gastropubs
  • Tai Hang

Little Bao's chef May Chow joined forces with the guys from TAP: The Ale Project to create a gastropub, the aptly named Second Draft, located in Tai Hang. Apart from serving some cracking locally brewed beers on tap, the gastropub is also heavily influenced by local flavours when it comes to the grub with dishes like nuts with spicy Mala seasoning and dried oyster croquettes on the menu. 


  • Bars and pubs
  • Craft beer pubs
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

A stomping ground for beer enthusiasts. Tipsy Tap offers 20 craft beers on tap from all around the world. Hang out and enjoy freshly poured brews over hearty snacks with other beer enthusiasts. You can now enjoy a fresh pour anywhere as they are currently offering draft beer for takeaway. To keep the freshness of the beer, their beers are sealed in airtight bottles to minimise oxidation.

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